New Mars Curiosity Pictures Looks Like Vegas Roadtrip [PIX]

New Mars Curiosity pictures looks like Nevada

On the evening of August 5th, NASA’s rover Curiosity landed on Mars. Since the landing, NASA has been releasing raw images from Curiosity.

This image released by NASA August 9, 2012 shows a view taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) on board NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3. The view shows the mountains looming in the distance in front of Curiosity. 

According to the National Post, Curiosity’s landing site in Gale Crater, located in the southern hemisphere near the planet’s equator, was selected in part because it is one of the lowest places on the planet.

So amazing to see images of another planet resembling Earth. Seriously, these mountains look eerily similar to the ones I pass on the Golden State Freeway to Vegas.

This color image from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows part of the wall of Gale Crater, the location on Mars where the rover landed on Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6, 2012 EDT). This is part of a larger, high-resolution color mosaic made from images obtained by Curiosity’s Mast Camera.

Now, like the president, all we’re waiting for are the Martian photos to come through.

Check out more Curiosity images on the NASA site.

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